Cast the new Batman

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Dark Gilligan, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. Captaindemotion

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    It'll go into meltdown regardless of who is wearing the cowl and cape. If anything, it may be increased by the thrill of seeing a new actor's first appearance in the role into the bargain.
     
  2. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    Joe Manganiello was the runner-up to play Superman in Man of Steel. It was reportedly a close contest, with a lot of support for him at Warners to get the part. He could be in the running for the new Batman.
     
  3. Kai "the spy"

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    Sure, that might work, but to do that would mean to re-tell the whole background, and who wants to sit through another Batman origin film?!

    That's a rather outdated term for it, but yes, there are quite a lot of biracial Americans today and quite a lot of biracial or multiracial performers in show business. One can't really discuss ethnicity in America today without acknowledging how much overlap there is. We've had a half-Japanese Superman, a half-Chinese Lana Lang, and as I mentioned, the man currently voicing Batman on TV is part-Asian; plus the multiethnic Keanu Reeves has played DC character John Constantine, however much people would like to forget that. Plus we've got a number of big action stars today who are of mixed or ambiguous ethnicity, such as Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson.

    So it's certainly plausible that Bruce could be of mixed parentage. No reason why not.[/quote]

    I hope nobody feels offended, I certainly didn't mean to using that word.

    Anyway, having a black Batman in itself would propably mean certain changes to the background, the public would want to know more about the background, which, again, would propably mean another origin story.

    I do, but most people propably don't. Batman, on the other hand ...
     
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  5. Christopher

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    I don't think it needs special explanation -- that's my whole point. It is possible in real life for a thirtysomething black or biracial American to be the child of extremely wealthy parents; therefore, it is not something that needs special explanation in a movie. It can be taken as read. Seriously, it's the 21st century. Fictional characters no longer have to justify not being white.


    There are plenty of ways to reveal a character's background without an origin story. Tim Burton did it. Sam Raimi and Sam Hamm's M.A.N.T.I.S. TV pilot movie did it very cleverly, by keeping the superhero's identity secret from the audience for the first half and revealing the mystery over the course of the story.

    Indeed, since they're doing a Superman/Batman crossover, they could easily do it that way: present Batman as the mysterious foe whom Superman investigates, and in the course of the story, Superman discovers who Batman is and why he does what he does. The audience gets the answers through Superman's eyes.

    Anyway, I'm just saying let's open up the speculation, consider all the possibilities. This is a "wish" thread, so we should be broadening the nominations, not shooting them down.
     
  6. Corran Horn

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    Please no Batman origin again. Please. Everybody who'll see this film who doesn't know Batman's origin can feel free to call me at home and I'll give them the 30 second spiel.
     
  7. Greg Cox

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    Heck, Pete Ross has gone from white to black and back again! :)
     
  8. Captaindemotion

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    I remember that. He has the body, the acting chops and the charisma for the role. But - and this is a really silly but - he has a very distinctively shaped nose. I can see some studio exec saying 'no, his nose looks silly in the Batmask!'
     
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    Yea, even though Bruce Wayne/Batman is traditionally white, I just can't see them hiring a Mugatto, the horn would just be too awkward to try and fit into the cowl






    Oh, wait...nevermind ;)
     
  10. Garak

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    Bale or JGL. Or.....both.
     
  11. sidious618

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    YES
     
  12. Avon

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    i've suggested jason isaacs for everything for ages and finally someone agrees :lol: :techman:
     
  13. Venardhi

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    Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
     
  14. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    He'd be a good Aquaman.
     
  15. Captaindemotion

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    ^Agreed. Really good, actually.
     
  16. Venardhi

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    Yeah, but do you see them making an Aquaman any time this century?
     
  17. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    A solo movie is a longshot, but I could see Aquaman being part of a Justice League movie.
     
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    He's basically the Thor of the ocean's. Plus he even has an evil brother

    A good director could make some stunning ocean shots too.
     
  19. Set Harth

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    With JGL shooting Kryptonite arrows.
     
  20. Christopher

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    Verily. ;) My favorite Aquaman is the bombastic, bearded one from Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and when I try to think who could play that version in live action, Chris Hemsworth is the first name that comes to mind. Although being Thor would create sort of a conflict there...

    You raise an interesting question for discussion, though, namely: Why is Aquaman more like Thor than he is like Namor? Or is he?